View Full Version : How To Fix Sudden Drop In Search Traffic

04-03-2012, 03:08 AM
What do you do if you notice a drastic drop in your blog’s rankings and traffic from Google? Below are steps you can take to diagnose the problem and this recover from the slump. Much of it is taken from this webmaster help video by Matt Cutts.

1. Do a site search

2. Verify that your blog ranks for your domain name

3. Go to Webmaster Tools console

4. Other things to check

Do other sites affected too? If they do, then the problem is maybe due to Google’s algorithm change.

Do a site search on other search engines. If they too aren’t listing you, it strongly indicates the problem is on your site. Maybe you ran some test on robots.text or noindex meta tag, and forgot to reset it.

Have you done a design revamp, change in hosting etc. recently?